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Doing Business in the UK

We suggest you visit Info Mercati Esteri website (in Italian only) (it is the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website aimed at the support for business internationalisation. It is a platform that provides information on foreign markets for Italian businesses) for information relating to opportunities to do business in the UK, including:

• Where to invest

• What to sell

For information on the British legislation that an Italian investor or company needs to be aware of before establishing a business in the U.K., on legal formalities, tax and employment legislation, the regulations concerning foreign investments and any economic incentives made available under government programmes, you can also consult:


Companies interested in participating in public tenders in the UK can visit the British Government website, which is the most up-to-date platform that provides information on public procurement, available at the following link:

The site provides all the sources for finding information about public tenders and also provides information concerning the different official procurement procedures.

In particular under the heading Contracts Finder ( can be found all Central Government tenders over £10.000 and the wider public secto over £25.000 (including future opportunities).

The Crown Commercial Service is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office of the UK Government that provides commercial and procurement service to the whole of Central Government and the wider public sector. In the CCS website can be found a useful guide for companies interested in supplying goods and services to the public sector in the UK through the CCS, available at the following link:

Information about current and forthcoming tender opportunities offered by CCS (including future procurements under consideration) are published at the following address:

Other opportunities to became suppliers of low value products and services to the public sector are offered through registration on the Government Procurement Dynamic Marketplace at the following link:

Finally, more business opportunities may be obtained by contacting the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) that deals with support the development of innovative products and services innovation through public procurement of research and development (R&D), at the following link: 

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own dedicated public sector procurement websites:

Public Contracts Scotland: